He woke up at 4:30 again this morning. Two days in a row. And. he's been in a good mood each time, chattering away in his room instead of crying. Which is usually a good thing... just not at 4:30am.
Two days in a row, which means yesterday wasn't a fluke. Which means this might be a new norm. God help me.
I don't know what to do. I'm so tired of making these decisions based on guesses, all of it trial and error, and having no clue if I'm actually doing the right thing or not. I thought he maybe needed a later bedtime,m so we tried that. He still woke up early and seemed tired all day. So I moved it back to his original 7pm, and now he's waking up even earlier and still seems tired all day.
I feel like Blinkin from "Men in Tights."
"Blinkin, what are you doing up there?"
"I'm... guessing? I guess no one's coming?"
I ordered that toddler alarm clock yesterday, which should be here in a couple days, and maybe that will help. Or maybe not. As long as he still wakes up at this godawful hour, even if he plays quietly in his room he's still gonna wake us up, since our bedroom are right next to each other and we have to keep the doors open to prevent either room from becoming an icicle overnight.
And the biggest problem is still that he's so friggin tired. Maybe if he took a longer daytime nap it would help, but he refuses.
And so I feel like throwing up my hands because I really don't know what to do, and am so damn tired of this guessing game. Except I can't, b/c I'm still the mom and I'm still in charge.
At least I made it to bed at 8pm last night, since I was so exhausted from the day/night before. And at least D didn't wake up any last night. Guess I should try to focus on the silver linings. Otherwise I'll just drive myself crazy.